Hypopomyrmex bombiccii

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Hypopomyrmex bombiccii
Temporal range: Late/Upper Miocene
Sicilian amber, Italy
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Hypopomyrmex
Species: H. bombiccii
Binomial name
Hypopomyrmex bombiccii
Emery, 1891

Identification

Distribution

This taxon was described from Sicilian amber (Oligocene).

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • bombiccii. †Hypopomyrmex bombiccii Emery, 1891a: 149, pl. 1, figs. 10, 11 (q.) SICILIAN AMBER (Oligocene). See also: Brown & Carpenter, 1979: 417.

Description

References

  • Brown, W. L., Jr.; Carpenter, F. M. 1979 [1978]. A restudy of two ants from the Sicilian amber. Psyche (Camb.) 85: 417-423 (page 417, see also)
  • Emery, C. 1891b. Le formiche dell'ambra Siciliana nel Museo Mineralogico dell'Università di Bologna. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (5)1:141-165 (page 149, pl. 1, figs. 10, 11 queen described)